Why Clang

Joe Gain joe.gain at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 17:21:07 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Mark Felder <feld at feld.me> wrote:
> Please stop asking for instant gratification; you won't have it no matter
> how loud you yell. The Clang decision is far-reaching and gives numerous
> advantages to the FreeBSD platform. It's also not been a waste of time;
> you're implying that the FreeBSD devs have spent thousands of hours hacking
> away at Clang which is far away from the fact. We're simply building upon
> their work, testing Clang on the codebase (and finding bugs GCC was
> hiding!!), and reporting any issues upstream which get fixed very very
> quickly.
> If you want to recompile everything with lang/gcc (4.6.3) and the latest
> binutils go right ahead, but don't expect support when things go horribly
> pear-shaped.

Clang is a great set of compiler tools. If you are only a user, as you suggest,
than you shouldn't be compiling anything, just running binaries. If you are
using a compiler, than you may not be a developer, but you aren't just a user.

In any case, if you're not developing, like me, you don't really get a
say-- well,
you do, but probably nobody is listening.


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